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Microsoft ISA Server 2006 Unleashed

By Michael Noel

Published by Sams

Published Date: Dec 3, 2007


ISA Server 2006 is a robust application layer firewall that provides organizations with the ability to secure critical business infrastructure from the exploits and threats of the modern computing world. ISA’s ability to act as an edge firewall, a Virtual Private Networking solution, a reverse proxy server, or a content caching device give it unprecedented flexibility and position it as a valuable security tool for many types of organizations.


ISA Server 2006 Unleashed provides insight into the inner workings of the product, as well as providing best-practice advice on design and implementation concepts for ISA. In addition to detailing commonly requested topics such as securing Outlook Web Access, deploying ISA in a firewall DMZ, and monitoring ISA traffic, this book provides up-to-date information about the new enhancements made to the 2006 version of the product. The author draws upon his experience deploying and managing enterprise ISA environments to present real-world scenarios, outline tips and tricks, and provide step-by-step guides to securing infrastructure using ISA.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


                          Introduction    1


   Part I   Designing, Exploring, and Understanding ISA Server 2006

                   1     Introducing ISA Server 2006    7

                   2     Installing ISA Server 2006    33

                   3     Exploring ISA Server 2006 Tools and Concepts    65

                   4     Designing an ISA Server 2006 Environment    113


  Part II   Deploying ISA Server 2006

                   5     Deploying ISA Server 2006 as a Firewal    135

                   6     Deploying ISA Server Arrays with ISA Server 2006 Enterprise Edition    157

                   7     Deploying ISA Server as a Reverse Proxy in an Existing Firewall DMZ    185

                   8     Deploying ISA Server 2006 as a Content Caching Server    199

                   9     Enabling Client Remote Access with ISA Server 2006 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)    221

                 10     Extending ISA 2006 to Branch Offices with Site-to-Site VPNs    277

                 11     Understanding Client Deployment Scenarios with ISA Server 2006    297


Part III   Securing Servers and Services with ISA Server 2006

                 12     Securing Outlook Web Access (OWA) Traffic    315

                 13     Securing Messaging Traffic    345

                 14     Securing Web (HTTP) Traffic    381

                 15     Securing RPC Traffic    413


Part IV   Supporting an ISA Server 2006 Infrastructure

                 16     Administering an ISA Server 2006 Environment    433

                 17     Maintaining ISA Server 2006    451

                 18     Backing Up, Restoring, and Recovering an ISA Server 2006 Environment     469

                 19     Monitoring and Troubleshooting an ISA Server 2006 Environment    487

                 20     Documenting an ISA Server 2006 Environment    515


                          Index    539


Microsoft ISA Server 2006 Unleashed

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